Think about the greatest challenge you have ever faced. Was it a problem to solve, a challenge to overcome, a personality to deal with, a failure on your part or a failure by someone else? Looking back on situations we have the ability to decipher all the ups and downs, the left and right of things. When we look back things seem clear. Why is that?
Looking back at things is easier because we have the gift of time. Time to reflect, to process, to think about all the various layers of the situation, often times those layers are hard for us to see when we are in the midst of it all actually happening. Being able to look at the situation from a different perspective allows us to see and understand the lesson that situation invites us to learn.
In order to see the truth of things, we need to be honest with ourselves. We need to be willing to face what is really going on, and either change our behavior, change our choices or be okay with it staying the way it is. Just because someone tells us how it should be, does that make that the truth? We need to be willing to dig deep and understand the truth we see, be willing to work to understand it better, AND be willing to defend it if the time comes. We may have to change our thinking and our behaviors to live within the life we want. Nothing good comes easy.
Change is hard. It means we must face that what is may not be what we want moving forward. If it is not, then we have to change something in order to get off this path and onto the one we want. So let today be the day you search behind elements of your life that are causing you grief, think differently, and change course. It may be hard and a bit scary, anything worth doing usually is. Once you decide to change your thinking the other parts of changing will fall into place.